"Hero" as written by Kele Okereke, Russell Lissack, Gordon Moakes and Matt Tong....
Oh no, another bad day, waste of promises
Are we really getting near?
Kick off your work shoes, rest a little
There's nothing for you to prove.

Is it funny or is it sad?
We leave and enter on our own
Is it funny or is it sad?
We never really know anyone

I'm telling you my only secret
I'm so lonely, she said
I'm waiting for a hero to save the day
A heaviness so relentless
An emptiness so monumental
I'm waiting for a hero to save the day

Across the sea I can hear you're tired
What is there left to see?

Smash of keyboard into their faces
A silence so satisfying
I can understand why you left your home
I can understand

I'm telling you...

'Cause we're twenty, twenty, twenty-two
Bleeding stars, stars and happy thoughts
'Cause we're twenty, twenty, twenty-two
Waiting for the rain, the rain to stop

'Cause I'm a boy and you're a girl
And what else is there in this world?
I can make you smile, I can make you laugh
What else is there in this world?

So take my hand and marry me
I'll make your branches sprout a-green
I can make you smile, I can make you laugh
What else is there in this world?

And if you take my hand
I'll lead you to the promised land
Just call in sick
Our time is now
I've got so much love to give
A vessel to receive it
Take the day off work
Our time is now, our time is now

Lyrics submitted by bloc_party15

"Hero" as written by Kele Okereke Michael Geoffrey Skinner

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General CommentHi, I entered the lyrics and I know that alot of them are wrong!!! I wrote down the lyrics from listenin 2 this (its the b side to two more years) and i could't tell what half the words were, if you know the right ones - please post!!
    bloc_party15on October 19, 2005   Link
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    General CommentTo me the first line sounds like
    'oh no, another bad day, waste of promises'
    'are we really getting nearer?'
    i reckon its
    'kick off your work shoes...' aswell?!
    theres a bit that sounds like 'and MTVs so monumental' if that would make sense??

    'take the day off work' is the second to last line

    and i think its 'home' not 'room' in the second verse!

    hope that helps, i guess it'll all be on the website soon anyway x
    bluelighton October 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThank you, still can't work out some of the lyrics though!
    bloc_party15on October 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe beginning is 'Oh.. A...nother bad day' if you know what i mean?
    bloodandcuddleson December 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYea I get what you mean, I'm leaving the lyrics as they are now. They are almost right in most places and the song is still great!!
    bloc_party15on December 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is gorgeous. askdjf;alskdjfklasdf. If a guy I love sang that to me, ahhh, I'd cry.
    peonyandoceanon March 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentTo me, this song is like, modern day, avaerage-joe sorta hero thing. Like this woman, or maybe the character who's eyes you are seeing it through is leading a pretty normal, boring sort of 'crappy' life. But then.. the hero comes, and saves the day OR! and a bit OR, The main person dies, and is set free into the 'promised land'. Perhaps even suicide, Bloc Party seem pretty deep from time to time. But anyways, the reason for death could be based around the fact of a silly failed romance, or any other messages you people can find in the song.

    Just my opinion, don't give me no hate for it :P,
    Ben xxx
    Bloc-Headon May 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentTo add to my thoughts, it could be something like, the person killed themselves to be with someone else, or they ARE dying. I dunno, I'm just gushing out my main ideas to yopu people here :P. I'm sure someone will come along with the REAL meaning soon enough =D.

    Ben xx
    Bloc-Headon May 19, 2006   Link
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    General Commenttrue bloc is known to to have deep meanings like suicide and such but this time i think they are talking about depression...

    it seems like a guy is explaining to someone how the girl feels. she's lonely, feeling empty which sounds similar to depression. She wants someone to save her, a hero.
    so the guy decides to be her hero, because he can make her happy and laugh, not be depressed anymore.he says well since i'm a guy and you're a girl we should get together, forget about some certain things i will lift the burdens off your shoulder if we spend some time right now and we'll see how it goes from there.

    that's what i got from the song, i'ts really beautiful just like ALL of their other songs, Bloc Party is amazing, seriously.
    daloudmouf23on June 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree very much so with the previous comment
    bloc_party15on June 20, 2006   Link

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